8.15.2008

Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • Stating the obvious: The rain and cool weather this morning was great.
  • I've never understood the fascination with John Wayne as being the icon for a "tough guy." He was acting.
  • This is a morning you should be glad you don't commute in the metroplex. Man, it's a mess out there.
  • Propel bottled water is good. But I drink water straight from the tap about 99% of the time.
  • Finally watch the second episode of Hard Knocks last night - training camp with the Dallas Cowboys. Man, I think that show is great.
  • I had a cop admit to the prosecutor and me yesterday that he had no independent recollection of the facts of a misdemeanor case. It, in essence, gutted the prosecutor's case, but I'll believe anything that officer says in the future.
  • Drove me nuts yesterday that almost every media outlet reported the Joel Osteen's wife had been found "not guilty" of assault. That's not right. It was a civil case so she was found "not liable" by the jury. "Not guilty" is reserved for criminal cases.
  • And that Osteen woman is hawt. Probably extremely high maintenance, but good looking nonetheless.
  • I normally allow racists comments on this here blog to go through to demonstrate how racism is rampant. But you wouldn't believe the number of them I get that are simply too offensive to post.
  • Heard on The Ticket as they discussed whether it's fair that Michael Phelps has so many opportunities to win medals: Is there anyone who gets ripped off more than the winner of the Decathlon? Ten events. One medal.
  • One of the Texas 7 was executed last night and I heard what his last meal was on the radio this morning. I'm trying to find it online, but I'm struggling.
  • That guy also died as he began singing a Christian song. His voice, the story said, trailed off. Little creepy.
  • I gave a dog I'm taking care of bath last night. I expected to get mauled, but the little fella liked it.
  • I felt a little goofy taking that dog out for a walk since it might be a little small with a couple of bows in her hair.
  • The Fort Worth Court of Appeals answered a question last night that has been a point of contention for years: "The question in this DWI case is whether a police officer has probable cause or reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop when the officer observes the the tires of the defendant's vehicle cross into an adjacent same-direction lane by a tire's width a single time when there is no other traffic in the area. We answer 'no' and reverse the trial court's judgment."
  • I think Jon Stewart is very funny but I've never laughed at Stephen Colbert.
  • So maybe the economy isn't bad: There's about to be a new subdivision in Southlake (right off 114) which will include 455 upscale homes ranging in size from 3,450 to 5,350 square feet.
  • And those homes will be occupied by white people with blond hair. I think that's a requirement by ordinance. Maybe. Could be wrong.
  • Obscure football note: Some cable channel was replaying a 1997 Tennessee v. Vanderbilt football game last night. Peyton Manning was the Tennessee quarterback but, get this, he had Jamal Lewis in the backfield and he was throwing to Peerless Price and Horace Copeland.
  • Every incoming Abilene Christian freshman will get either an iPhone or iPod Touch. And I bet that is one strict school.
  • I love the Firefox browser with multiple tabs.
  • Over in Jack County, the Bryson girls' volleyball team would like to wear those little spandex shorts. But a trustee Clifford Smith calls them "immodest and immoral." Really.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

The new subdivision in Southlake will house liberal weenie politicains mistresses.

Anonymous said...

I did not realize that police could stop someone for changing lanes one time when no other traffic was around. Sometimes I change lanes just to break the monotony or because one side is bumpy, etc.

Anonymous said...

I saw on the news last night that Southlake will sell sushi at the football games this year. They want the children to have a more healthy choice. No sushi in Wise Co. we like our good old dogs and burgers with fries.

Anonymous said...

What did a person that happened to be born white, and then worked hard to establish a family and career that earned a fine wage, do to deserve the disdain of so many?

Anonymous said...

I think the thing to remember about the Duke is that he probably wasn't very far from playing himself in most of his movies. In other words, what you saw onscreen was close to what he was in real life. Just my opinion, pilgrim!

As for the decathlon, the events they compete in they wouldn't win otherwise. For example, they would not win the javelin throw against the best javelin throwers in the Games. They may not even be the best javelin thrower in the decathlon. They are just good enough in all the events, maybe excelling in several. Great athletes, but probably not capable of winning ten separate events

You expected to get mauled by a little dog with bows in its hair? This is the part where some people would insert the word "giggle", but that seems equally lame. Man up there, big guy!

Have a good weekend all
USA! USA! USA!

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I have never laughed at any Jon Stewart joke. The guy is a complete jerk and a tool for all the liberal weenies. He's no comedian, he's just disguised as one.

Anonymous said...

I would think a french poodle would maul any ambulance chasing lawyuh that made him wear bows while his owner is skipping down the sidewalk while listening to Ludacrus P Puff Diddy Dog on his Ipod.

wordkyle said...

The racist comments -- which I find offensive, btw -- that you allow don't necessarily demonstrate "rampant" racism. They could just as easily be from a single motivated racist.

Let's not single out America as being particularly racist, though. That particular human fault is universal. If everyone were the same color, we'd still find differences to pick at like chickens in a coop. (See "School Daze" for a great example.)

America has, however, taken tremendous steps in trying to minimize the damage that racism can do. (Part of that "greatest nation ever" thing that some of us are still proud of.) Moreso than many other nations.

I understand that it's difficult to post anything about "rampant racial understanding and acceptance." Maybe you should put a disclaimer on all claims of "rampant racism," explaining that it's the exception rather than the rule -- at least in America.

Anonymous said...

I think the Bryson girls should go to beach volleyball styles! Now THAT'S "full" coverage!

To 8:37 AM--it's not "changing lanes" that the police are stopping people for (unless you don't signal when you do so), it was their definition of what amounts to "weaving" that is usually at issue.

Anonymous said...

8:41 has it right. Decathaletes have the "opportunity" to win as many medals as they want. They could medal in all 10 events if they were good enough. Hell, if they were good enough, they could medal in all the swimming events as well. Being critical of the fact a swimmer who is great at numerous types of swimming and distances of swimming is comparable to being critical of a runner who can win the 100, 200, hurdles, long jump, etc. What's the problem?

Anonymous said...

I watched the Marky-Mark Planet Of The Apes last night- a stinker by the way. I understand it's supposed to be 'biting social commentary' on race issues epecially in the US (which is weird, the author of the novel is French)anyway,my question is this: The apes represent black people right? Does that mean black people are monkies?
Any help sorting this out would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

I went to a STRICT church related school. As in you miss chapel twice without a doctors note you could conceivably be kicked out. My understanding from friends who went to ACU and there have been a lot, it's not so strict but,just a pretty good/not too crazy environment.

Anonymous said...

According to officials, Rodriguez requested fried chicken, grilled pork steak, a bacon cheeseburger, french fries with ketchup and a salad

Top meal is traditionally cheesebuger,fries and a coke

Anonymous said...

As usual wordkyle is right

Anonymous said...

Racism in any form is bad for all of us, but maybe those posting nasty racial comments on here are just frustrated white males like me that can't figure out why whites are the only ones who HAVE TO BE PC while other races are permitted to say whatever they want about us and it's PC OK. In fact, it appears to almost be encouraged by the news media. That goes for being Christians too. Slam Christians or Jesus and it's OK, but print one cartoon about the Muslim religion and there are riots in the streets. I don't post nasty comments about either subject, but I sure get frustrated sometimes at the VERY obvious double standard. The ULTRA LIBERAL media has had a big part in bringing this situation to this point too.

Anonymous said...

I drove across two counties last night to see Rick Noriega in Decatur so this morning we are talking about sushi at football games.

Listening to his views on the issues made me wonder when the Repugs will realize they are now the big government party.

Vern

Anonymous said...

I tolt all yalls there was a Bigfoot!

Anonymous said...

Let me see, did you give her a bath and get her all puuurtied up for a date or did you have to hose her down after your little excursion?

Anonymous said...

Someday, we'll stop this vengeful nonsense of killing our citizens.

I hope when my baby grows up he'll be shocked to learn we ever did it in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I am currently in India on business, absolutely everyone looks about the same. Brown, dark eyes, dark hair. However, they may well be as racist (maybe wrong word) Is classist a word? of a society that has ever existed. They are very nice people to one another, in the same class. Depending solely on the status of your parents, that is your status for life.

So, no matter what color you are, all things being equal, you will be categorized and judged as so. Rightly or wrongly.

Jock?
Geek?
Yuppie?
Dork?
Ambulance Chasing Lawyer?

Anonymous said...

Headline: Texas jobless rate jumps to 4.7%! Oh my God. Kill your children before they suffer and die of starvation.

Literally, one of the few things I remember from my Economics 1 class is it's nearly impossible in our ecomomy to get the unemplyment rate below 5%. This is so true that if it happens it's often because whoevers in office pounds the government payroll with a bunch of new federal jobs to fudge the numbers.

We are in a boom- enjoy it kids.

Anonymous said...

10:33 I hope that your BABY isnt in curch somewhre someday in the future when that idiot who walked into church aweek or so back killing all those inoccent people!somehow gets out of prison or manages to avert the DEATH penalty because people like you are opposed to the DEATH penalty! I dont know why we bother I would have placed the gun to his neck and pilled the trigger myself if I had been the first on the SCENE! Why give him a million meals and a trail @ tax payers exp a million dollar minimum not counting his right to APPEAL when its SOOO obvious he should be put DOWN like a dog! Mabey your BABY wont be hurt by someone like this so you wont be placed ina position of telling him/her you are sorry that baby was MAMMED and MUTALATED by somone who should have been TAKIN out the FIRST TIME that he commited a crime similar to the one that caused you your situation! YES I HOPE you never have to place yourself in such a position with your LOVED one!

Anonymous said...

10:33, Were you talking about the death penalty or abortion?

Anonymous said...

10:58 I couldn't understand a lot of what you were saying- your emotions are getting the best of you but, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone whose life has been affected by murder more than myself.

You would not believe me if I told you.

Anonymous said...

That woman looks retarded. Are you making fun of the intellectually challenged?

Anonymous said...

I assumed 10:33 was talking death penalty due to the previous comments about the 'LAST MEALS" is why I kinda went off in the 10:58 comment Let me clarify I know there are innnocent people on death row BUt when you get to the scene of the crime and everyone is pointing at the guy they just tackled and prevented from shooting more folks! Just take and NECK shoot him already! He is GUILTY period! Dont waste a good cheesburger with fries at the end of a 15 years appeal JUST put him down immeidiatly

Anonymous said...

Ok 11:25 you have your reasons I guess mabey I dont have a rite to state what I did in those previous post then as I havnt had any such terrible things involving my family! So what ever you sitiuation is if you belive what you belive and are @ peace with things LORD LOVE YOU ment no offence too ya truly

Hope you are OK!

Anonymous said...

Don't be talking smack about John Wayne!!!! We need men like him today! And yes, he may have been acting but the man you saw on the screen was pretty much the same man in real life. Any of his family will tell you the same. He was/is an icon because he is the epitomy of what women like in their AMERICAN MAN!

Anonymous said...

Tap the brakes....have you seen the girls from Bryson.....do we REALLY want them wearing that....

Anonymous said...

There is this man who murdered my cousin who was a Braniff Stewardess in 1978 and he is still on death row. The state (we) have been paying for this man for 30 years now. He has wasted the states money and time with all these appeals. My cousin didn't get to choose what she had for a last meal, I don't think he should either. Don't know if we will waste our time to make a trip to Huntsville when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

BARRY! BARRY! BARRY! Kick the Texas flag and call Sam Houston gay before you knock John Wayne!.
John Wayne, on screen, was pretty much the same man off screen. Anyone who personally knew him knew that to be fact. He epitomized a real man and American beliefs in right and wrong, strength and character.

I had to make that "commute" this a.m. SUCKED! It was raining so hard, I had the wipers on high speed, doing 30 MPH on S35 and couldn't see the white stripe.....once I got on 820 is when it REALLY got bad.


I STILL THINK WORDKYLE IS KEN HUGHES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw a portait style pic of George Lucas on my news browser this morning. When it first popped up it looked different, anyway than most pics you might see with browser headlines- my first thought? Maybe he's dead- good, I'm sick of hearing from or about him.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to Hell.

Anonymous said...

The cure for a driving rain while driving is RAIN-X. Put that stuff on the windshield and the raindrops just roll off the glass. You usually don't even have to turn the wipers on

My last meal (just on the very slim chance it could happen): some biscuits, with mustard...mmmmmhhhhhmmmm...and some of them french-fried taters...hhhmmmmmm...alright then. How do I get a-holt of the ambulance, Doyle?

Double Fake Slingblade...some people call it a Kaiser blade...mmmhhhmmm

Anonymous said...

I have a couple of problems with the death penalty. First, if you are black- forget about it. For a comparable crime you might as well work on your 'las words homey'
If you use a public defender- forget about it. You might as well start planning that last meal.

If it isn't fair it isn't justice.

(Although our system is vengeance based) Interestingly, I would feel better about the whole deal if people would just beat their chest and say "WE demand VENGEANCE!! instead of kidding everyone and calling it justice.

As a side story of personal knowledge. I know a guy who hunted down the father and son team who murdered his father. He kicked in the fathers door and shot him in the face multiple times with a .22 rifle. He then went to the sons house and shot him in the front yard.

This crime was aggravated by multiple factors.-B/E, stolen (not by him) weapon, very blatant premed. et al.

It was gruesome- he cut their heads and hands off (never found)before burying the bodies.

The second killing was brutal- he shot the guy in the head yes but, had to chase him into the house shooting him multiple times.

Based on where I recall I was living and seeing him there when he got out of the pen he could have only done at most 8 years (if memory serves, I think it was 6 though)

There were obvious factors considered- his dads murder of course but, if he would have been black AND used a public defender he would have long ago chosen that cheeseburger,fries and chocolate shake.

Anonymous said...

"I normally allow racists comments on this here blog to go through to demonstrate how racism is rampant."


I think that is an absurdly disengenious statement. It's more likely you want the traffic that "nigger" comments cause.

Be that as it may, should you also address rampant drug use in the black community? Maybe the astronomical percentages of out-of-wedlock babies among them? How about violent crime? (most perpetrated by blacks ON blacks, by the way). Maybe the percentage of them on some, if not all, types of welfare? Does it also concern you that most blacks seem unwilling to master the English language?

I guess I could go on and on but I gotta get back to work. Oh yeah, something else a lot of them don't do I guess.

If I understand racism, it pretty much refers to people who unfairly discriminate against others not of their race. Well, I am white. I like Mexicans just fine. I have lots of respect for Asians as a group. So if I shun blacks, it does not follow that I am racist. It means I am a mathematician, and the statistics dictate my choices.
And until the black community shuns the word nigger, I have no problem with using it to describe worthless blacks. Furthermore, I dare you to find a word which would offend me. I am of German descent, so go ahead and give it your best shot.

Anonymous said...

2:28- Poo Breath?

Anonymous said...

Maybe, John Wayne was a 'tough guy' actor like Mickey Roarke. Call him a fag or something and you'd be picking your teeth up off the ground and then you could see him on tv the same night in Sin City. But, Wayne has been gone for so long and was idolized in life so much, we forget what he might have been like in real life.

Anonymous said...

3:47, Maybe you forgot. The rest of us haven't.

Anonymous said...

Is she pregnant? or just fat?

Anonymous said...

211 i heard about a girl who was shot in her yet the other day..i had never heard of that before but the cops who reported the shooting said the bullet was in her yet..!!

Anonymous said...

859 wordkyle your comment just shaved off about 50 points off your IQ, you are a dumbass sir !

Anonymous said...

2:28, your racist comments aren't any more popular here as they are on the other racist posts - give it up.

gern blansten said...

12:56...

if you ever READ any of wordkyle's posts, you would see he's the polar opposite of ken hughes

Kyle Word said...

759 - Well, then, please elaborate. I'm always interested in other people's opinions, or at least in how they formed them. You don't offer any supporting material for your opinion -- which I'm sure is based on something more than rampaging ignorance.

Exactly what part of my previous post indicates a decline in my IQ to about your level?

Anonymous said...

The evening before a shoot he was trying to get some sleep in a Las Vegas hotel. The suite directly below his was that of Frank Sinatra (never a good friend of Wayne), who was having a party. The noise kept Wayne awake, and each time he made a complaining phone call it quieted temporarily but each time eventually grew louder. Wayne at last appeared at Sinatra's door and told Frank to stop the noise. A Sinatra bodyguard of Wayne's size approached saying, "Nobody talks to Mr. Sinatra that way." Wayne looked at the man, turned as though to leave, then backhanded the bodyguard, who fell to the floor, where Wayne knocked him out by crashing a chair on top of him. The party noise stopped

House of R and R said...

I had heard you were the go to guy on dog sitting in Wise County. What a great side job. Now, that I know it's true I will tell everyone I know who needs someone to keep their dog. They can reach you at your office, right.

Anonymous said...

He and his drinking buddy, actor Ward Bond, frequently played practical jokes on each other. In one incident, Bond bet Wayne that they could stand on opposite sides of a newspaper and Wayne wouldn't be able to hit him. Bond set a sheet of newspaper down in a doorway, Wayne stood on one end, and Bond slammed the door in his face, shouting "Try and hit me now!" Wayne responded by sending his fist through the door, flooring Bond (and winning the bet).

Anonymous said...

While making The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958), he apparently became so enraged with director John Huston (who was something of a tough guy himself and was nearly as tall as Wayne but not as massive) that he throttled and punched him out. It is unknown what Huston did to earn the beating, but the director was known to have a mean streak. Wayne later re-enacted the incident for Peter Bogdanovich, who was somewhat terrified to be used as a substitute for Huston.